Careers Tender

Consultancy for COVID-19 Public Finance Response Monitor Reports

The Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) is seeking consultants to develop reports based on data collected for CABRI’s COVID-19 Public Finance (PF) Response Monitor.

Annexure 1 of the Terms of Reference contains a set of indicative report topics that may guide the consultants in submitting their proposals; however alternative or amended topics are welcome. Consultants should express their interest by specifying research questions or topics based on the information included in the Monitor. These topics should relate to Public Finance Management (PFM) responses to the COVID-19 including cash management; debt management; procurement; transparency and accountability; business continuity and system resilience; exposition of existing weaknesses in PFM systems; and financing options.

Additional topics or research areas may be specified based on the information included in the COVID-19 PF Response Monitor. Each consultant will be expected to deliver at least one report of approximately 4000 – 6000 words. These reports will be based on both desktop and primary research. Consultants may also specify if they would also like to peer-review research conducted by other researchers.

Requirements of the consultant

The consultant will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Postgraduate degree in economics, political science, public administration or related subject
  • Minimum five years’ experience in good financial governance, PFM reforms or public policy
  • Preferably fluent in English and French
  • Experience with undertaking both primary and desktop research

Contract specifications

a. Duration of the assignment

The contract duration will run from the 25 November 2020 – 30 June 2021. Expected numbers of days for each report should not exceed 14 working days.

b. Terms and conditions

The terms of the contract will follow CABRI’s rules and procedures. Payments will be made on submission of the (a) first draft of the report and (b) final report. The consultant will be expected to submit original invoices and payments will be made following prior approval of services to be performed and submission of outputs in line with milestones agreed in the contract. Depending on the timeliness and quality of the deliverables, the CABRI Secretariat reserves the right to limit the scope of or terminate the assignment at any stage.

c. Applications

The consultant should indicate his/her interest by submitting a technical and a financial proposal.

The technical proposal should include a CV highlighting relevant and recent experience and qualifications, and a brief overview of the proposed research area or research question and, if appropriate, methodology.

The financial proposal should present the total budget required for the assignment, with a breakdown between fees and expenses and indicating the number of days for each task.

Proposals should be submitted to the CABRI secretariat via e-mail to Senior PFM Specialist Danielle Serebro at

The deadline for submitting the proposals is 15:00 (GMT+2), Friday 20 November 2020.

If you do not hear back from us after two weeks of close of tender, you may consider your application unsuccessful.

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